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08:05 AM ET 02.25 | Fortunately, for Tim Tebow and his fans, the season does not start this weekend, as John Fox said Kyle Orton would be his No. 1 quarterback. "I don't think we'll really figure it out until we start competing," Fox said in the Lucas Oil Stadium media center at the NFL scouting combine. "Right now, Kyle Orton's our starter. We've got a very young guy, a high draft pick in Tim Tebow, who got his feet wet last year toward the end of the season." ... Fox was asked if he had fully grasped the phenomenon that is Tim Tebow's fan base. The former Heisman Trophy winner from the University of Florida had his name and No. 15 attached to the highest-selling NFL jersey last season. He was No. 1 in sales before taking the first snap in his rookie season. But No. 8, Orton, is the starter? "Well, again, that's today," Fox said.

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February 25, 2011  08:10 AM ET

I say let Tebow start. Give him a full season and see what he can do.

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February 25, 2011  08:11 AM ET

It's Tebow time, I've heard and or seen that somewhere......

February 25, 2011  08:12 AM ET
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I say let Tebow start. Give him a full season and see what he can do.

He can't be any worse than the QB during Fox's last two season in Carolina.

February 25, 2011  08:12 AM ET

Somehow, I have a feeling that Fox could care less about Tebow's "fan base".

February 25, 2011  08:13 AM ET

Camp has not started and if the season and preseason are shortened then it makes sense Orton is the starter. He knows the NFL. Tebow next year.

February 25, 2011  08:13 AM ET
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He can't be any worse than the QB during Fox's last two season in Carolina.

Did Fox even have a QB the last two seasons?

February 25, 2011  08:19 AM ET

Fox is no fool... He has a job to do.

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February 25, 2011  08:22 AM ET
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I know you are pumped for Al Sharpton next Monday, or are you calling in sick?

Nah man... It's a usual work day.

Call in sick?

February 25, 2011  08:24 AM ET

They should make Tebow a Chris Cooley like tight end.

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February 25, 2011  08:26 AM ET
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Uh, you can call in sick, can't you?

Yeah, but why would I?

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February 25, 2011  08:28 AM ET

But Tebow has to start .... I mean, he sells jerseys. Merchandising, merchandising: the money behind the movie.

February 25, 2011  08:30 AM ET
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Did Fox even have a QB the last two seasons?

Ask Holmgren...

February 25, 2011  08:33 AM ET
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But Tebow has to start .... I mean, he sells jerseys. Merchandising, merchandising: the money behind the movie.

He is the football Messiah in Denver.

February 25, 2011  08:35 AM ET
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Somehow, I have a feeling that Fox could care less about Tebow's "fan base".

Which might be the best thing for the Broncos.

 
February 25, 2011  08:42 AM ET

At least he knows where he stands. Nothing like going into the season not knowing your place.And his (for now) is the designated clipboard carrier.

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